Ekahau Site Survey Release Notes v8.0

Ekahau Site Survey Release Notes v8.0

Change Log

Version 8.0.0

  • Automatically import walls and scale from CAD files with
    Wall Outlining Wizard (WOW)
    • It is also now possible to select which layers are imported from the CAD file to the background floor plan used in site surveys
    • The floor plan’s scale is automatically read from CAD files if available
    • Added support for CAD 2013 files
    • Only supported in 64-bit operating systems
    • CAD floor plan (DWG or DXF) required
  • iPerf throughput site surveys
    • Native clients for iPerf v2 and v3 included http://sw.ekahau.com/download/ess/throughput
    • New Jitter visualization for UDP throughput surveys
    • In-depth throughput analysis when moving mouse over survey path
    • Updated Mini Signal, Active, and Requirements view
      • Now it is possible to configure the adapters also via the Mini views
    • Wall Material editor
      • NOTE: The changes only applies to the project you are working with
    • Updated the Attenuation Area editor to utilize the same dialog as the Wall Material editor
    • New license management system integration
      • One license key to rule them all
        • Your ESS license key now also has the information about your support & maintenance contract status
        • You tm ll mostly just notice this as faster responses to technical support and support & maintenance renewal inquiries
    • The application can notify the user when the support and maintenance is about to expire
    • The application automatically update its support and maintenance status when renewed
  • Added channels 120, 124, and 128 for US regulatory domain
  • Updated the vendor OUI list to improve multi-MAC detection
  • The Access Point numbering now utilizes running numbers in reporting even between the floors
  • Fixed an issue where some View menu items were not included in exported images
  • Fixed an issue when SSID and AP name included non-alphabetical characters
  • Fixed an issue where AP channel and bandwidth were not shown properly in template based reporting
  • Updated the antenna patterns for Adtran Bluesocket 1930 5GHz, Zyxel WAC6502D-S, and Zyxel WAC6503D-S
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Complete Samsung AP and Antenna portfolio
    • Complete AccelTex Antenna portfolio
    • Watchguard AP100, AP102, and AP200
    • Aerohive AP1130
    • Aruba AP-205H, and AP-ANT-20, ANT-3×3-2005, ANT-3×3-5005, ANT-3×3-5010, ANT-3×3-D608, ANT-3×3-D905 antennas
    • Avaya WAP9123, WAP9133 APs and WAT911360, WAT912035, WAT912090 antennas
    • Extreme Networks AP3710e, AP3765e, AP3765i, AP3805e, AP3805i, AP3825e, AP3865e
    • Extreme Networks WS-AI-DT04360, WA-AO-DS05360, WS-ANT-2DIP, WS-ANT-5DIP, WS-ANT-2DIP-3, WS-ANT-5DIP-3, WS-AO-2DIPN3, WS-AO-5DIPN3, WS-AO-DX13025 antennas
    • Meraki MR24, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR58, and MR72
    • Meraki MA-ANT-20, MA-ANT-21, MA-ANT-23, MA-ANT-25 antennas
    • Motorola AP7522 and AP7532
    • Ruckus ZoneFlex R500, ZoneFlex R600, and ZoneFlex H500
    • Terrawave M6060060MP13602O, M6060060MO1D43602 antennas
    • Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC
    • Xirrux XR630

Version 7.6.4

  • Increased the survey path colouring transparency so that the underlying map is more visible
  • Survey path now follows the cursor movement during ongoing Stop-and-Go surveys
  • AP names can now be imported from the competitor’s survey project files
  • Increased the Ekahau RTLS Controller connection time-out to make the connection more reliable
  • Visualization tooltip is disabled immediately when cursor is moved
  • Fixed a parsing error of the competitor’s project files
  • Fixed a minor bug when opening the Edit Devices menu
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Cisco AP2702E + AIR-ANT2524V4C-R
    • Zyxel WAC6502D-E, WAC6502D-S, and WAC6503D-S APs
    • Adtran Bluesocket 1935, 1940, 2030, and 2035 APs
    • Aruba ANT-2×2-2314 & ANT-2×2-5314 antennas
    • Aruba AP-103H, AP-214 + ANT-2×2, AP-224 + ANT-2×2, and AP-274 + ANT-2×2 APs
    • errawave M6060060P1D63620V antenna

Version 7.6.3

  • Added support for Stop-and-Go manual survey sampling
  • Information Elements are now read also from internal adapters and partially supported adapters
    • For example AP names and other AP capability information can now be read with any adapter
  • Added support for opening the competitor’s passive survey project files (v8.0 ->)
  • Brought back the map auto-scrolling
  • Updated the Cisco coverage requirement profiles
  • Added Fortinet multi-SSID logic
  • Added new multi-SSID logic for the latest Meraki APs
  • Fixed the scale report template tag
  • Fixed the resolution width template tag
  • Fixed an issue with Ping/RTT and Packet Loss visualizations
  • Fixed an issue with default SNR visualization legend cutout value
  • Fixed a Meru networks specific passive scanning issue where measurements were sometimes seen for an incorrect BSSID
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Cisco AP1702I and AP1572E + AIR-ANT2568VG-N APs
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2568VG-N, AIR-ANT2451NV-R, and AIR-ANT2451V-R Antennas
    • AirTight C55 and C60 APs
    • Aerohive AP170, AP330, and AP350 APs
    • Netgear WNDAP360, WNDAP620, WNDAP660, WLAP320, and WN370 APs
    • Aruba AP-215
    • Meru AP122
    • Tallac SDM-100 AP
    • Autelan AE5000-E2AN2T, AE5000-E3CN3T, AE6000-E2ANH2, and AE6100-E2ANH2 APs
    • Adtran Bluesocket 1920, 1925, and 1930 APs
    • Motorola AP7161 + ML-2452-HPAG5A8, L-2452-HPA6X6-036 APs and Antennas
    • Radiobolaget 9971021-1 2.4GHz and 9971024-1 5GHz Antennas

Version 7.6.2

  • Graphics scaling issues fixed
  • Issue with duplicated attenuation area types fixed
  • Survey lists of large projects with many survey tracks now initialized more quickly
  • Fixed an issue with Ping recordings
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Meraki MR18 AP
    • AirTight C75 AP
    • Netgear WNAP930 and WNDAP380 APs
    • Aruba AP-ANT-17 and AP-ANT-19 antennas
    • Terrawave M6040060O2D1802R Antenna
  • Updated the Aruba AP-ANT-18 5GHz azimuth antenna pattern

Version 7.6.1

  • Added further options to customize AP data in template reports:
    • Antenna Tx power
    • Antenna type
    • Antenna height in meters
    • Antenna height in feet
  • Added an option to define the height of the image in template reports
  • Associated Channel information is now displayed in Live Network Status
  • Increased image export resolution when CAD floor maps are used
  • The connection between ESS and Ekahau RTLS tags is now much more reliable
  • When using Ekahau RTLS tags for site surveys, the internal adapter is automatically used only for active surveys
  • When using Ekahau RTLS tags for site surveys, surveys recorded with external NIC adapters are automatically disabled
  • Fixed a bug where checking preferences while “Signal To Noise Ratio” or “Number of APs” view mode is used produced an error
  • Fixed a bug where SNR visualization did not display values over 50dB properly
    • NOTE: In case of projects created before ESS 7.6.0, you might have to adjust the legend slider a bit to see values over 50dB
  • Fixed a bug where multiple overlapping coverage areas caused an exception in Auto Planner
  • Fixed a bug where “Associated Access Point” visualization produced an exception when no ping data was available
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 and T301n APs
    • HP 560 802.11ac AP
    • Terrawave M60202501D43602RA Antenna

Version 7.6.0

  • Hole in the floor tool for predictive surveys
  • Added support for exclusion coverage areas
    • Coverage area drawn inside another coverage area is considered as an exclusion area where no coverage is required nor APs should be placed
  • Auto-planner also now supports holes in the floor and exclusion areas
  • Fixed a bug in Auto-planner where exception was thrown when AP altitude was so high that required signal level could not be achieved in floor leve
  • New visualization legend
    • Supports static legend colors
    • No heatmap is shown for values outside the defined range
    • Support for the legacy adjustable color range via right-click context menu
    • Areas where the active requirement is not met is shown with gray color
    • Updated the visualization tooltips to display a warning in areas where the active requirement is not met
  • Channel Overlap is now included in coverage requirements
    • The criterion is also included in Network Health and Network Issues visualizations and in Live Requirements
  • Added a mini live requirement view for the Channel Overlap
    • Displays the channel overlap for the current associated channel
    • When no association is available, displays the worst channel overlap
  • Channel Overlap now displays the worst case over all channels
  • Updated the Coverage Requirement window
    • It is now only possible to adjust the numeric values of each criterion
    • Network conditions option is hidden by default
  • Signal Prediction can be enabled for all floors in the building – Use with care!
  • All pop-up menus can be closed without separately clicking the Close button by simply clicking outside the menu
  • Added Vocera B3000 adapter
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Huawei APs: AP5010DN, AP5010SN, AP6010DN, AP6010SN
    • Huawei Antennas: 27010209, 27010215, 27010219, 27010223, 27010812, 27010889, 27010890, 27010891, 27010898, 27010902, 27010892, 27010912, 27011332, 27010913, 27010956, 27011015, 27011016, 27010906, 27010904, 27011333
    • Zyxel APs: NWA5121-NI, NWA1123-AC, NWA1123-NI, NWA5123-NI, NWA5121-N, NWA5160-N, NWA5301-NJ, NWA3166-N
    • Zyxel ANT2105 Antenna
    • Aruba AP-205, AP-275, and RAP-155
    • Ubiquiti APs: UniFi AP-Outdoor+ with AMO-2G10, UniFi AP-Outdoor+ with AMO-2G13, UniFi AP-Outdoor5 with AMO-5G10, and UniFi AP-Outdoor5 with AMO-5G13
    • Ubiquiti antennas: AMO-2G10, AMO-2G13, AMO-5G10, and AMO-5G13
    • TRENDnet TEW-653AP and TEW-753DAP APs
    • Fortinet FortiAP-221B and FortiAP-320B
    • Aerohive AP230

Version 7.5.2

  • Aruba AP names are now read from information elements and displayed on AP list, Live Network Status, and Survey Inspector
  • Added multi-radio detection logic for Aruba access points when Aruba AP names are present in the measurements
  • Increased the width of Attenuation Area drop down
  • Updated Japanese UI translations
  • Fixed a bug where attenuation area was ignored by the auto-planner
  • Fixed a bug causing an error when map was removed from the project, but not from the building
  • Fixed a report template bug where incorrect channel information was displays on Legend and Visualization Statistics
  • Fixed a bug causing an error on Surveys list when the project included thousands of surveys
  • Fixed a bug where ESS crashed during startup
  • Fixed a bug where ESS did not exit after prompted for saving the project

Version 7.5.1

  • Part height walls are now shown with a raster line on the map view
  • Active measurement is now automatically started when the application starts
  • It is now possible to Undo and Redo any changes done to walls and attenuation areas
  • A new driver (3.0.1.721) fixing a bug where Beacons were sometimes missed when multiple adapters were used
  • Fixed a bug that caused Auto-Planner to fail when APs where placed very high
  • Fixed a bug where changes done to the attenuation areas were not taken in account by the Auto-Planner
  • Fixed a bug where visualization was refreshed multiple times after editing Walls or Attenuation Areas
  • Fixed a bug causing an error during RTLS accuracy analysis
  • Fixed a bug where creating a report visualization within a radio loop would fail if it has radios that are not assigned to a map
  • Added missing Japanese UI translations
  • Added Engenius EAP600, ECB600, EWS310, and EWS320 Access Points
  • Added Fortinet FortiAP-223B, FortiAP-320C, and FortiAP-221C Access Points
  • Added Cisco AP1532E + AIR-ANT2524 Access Point

Version 7.5.0

  • Reports can now be generated based on customizable DOCX templates
  • Survey statistics dialog added
  • Attenuation areas can be specified on a map
  • Wall lower and higher bounds can now be configured
  • Image export feature now exports as high resolution image
  • RTLS measurement method (Blink/ELP) is now shown on live networks and survey inspector provided that the scanning was made by ESS 7.5.0 or later
  • Added “Customer” field to project notes
  • Meru Ethernet MAC is displayed as the AP name on live networks and survey inspector tables
  • Updated map file naming on Cisco export format
  • Dropped feature: Print image to a printer
  • Added Engenius ECP350, EAP900H, EAP350 APs and Terrawave M6060070MP13620 antenna
  • Fixed AP profiles for Extreme Networks AP3825i, Ruckus 7762-AC, and Cisco AP2602E + AIR-ANT2566P4W-R APs
  • Fixed a bug that prevented visualizations to refresh until the application was restarted

Version 7.0.3

  • Updated the file chooser
  • Updated the Enterasys multi-radio logic to include exceptional cases
  • Channel planner now utilizes all available channels
  • Fixed a bug on Number of Access Points visualization
  • Fixed a 5GHz band scanning bug on Japanese regulatory domain
  • Fixed a bug on mini live signal tooltip
  • Probe requests are now disabled when multiple adapters are being used to avoid near field amplification
  • A new driver (3.0.1.719) to support disabling probe requests on demand
  • Added site dimensions for Cisco Prime exports
  • Added several new access points and antennas:
    • Ruckus ZoneFlex 7762-AC, R300, R700, SmartCell 8800
    • Cisco AP702W, AIR-ANT5114P2M-N, AIR-ANT2588P3M-N, AIR-ANT2413P2M-N
    • Aruba AP-175 + AP-ANT-D805, AP-ANT-1B
    • Terrawave M6030040O1D1820MPV, M6060060M01D3620O
    • Extreme Networks AP3825i
    • Juniper WLA321, WLA322
    • Samsung WDS-ANTD2D, WDS-ANTD4D
    • Aerohive AP121

Version 7.0.2

  • German, French, and Japanese localizations
  • Support for mobile devices utilizing Ekahau Location Protocol (ELP)
  • Updated the IEEE OUI list to bind multiple SSIDs from the latest Cisco APs together
  • Fixed a bug that caused Channel 120 not to be shown on Channel Configuration dialog
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error when RSSI was over the range of conversion function
  • Disabled Export as XML
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Cisco AP1532i
    • Cisco AP2602e + AIR-ANT2566P4W-R
    • Cisco AP3700e + AIR-ANT2566P4W-R
    • Aruba AP-104 + AP-ANT-1F
    • Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC Outdoor
    • Ubiquiti UniFi AP Pro
    • Aruba AP-ANT-1F
    • Aruba AP-ANT-16

Version 7.0.1

  • Fixed ESS startup issue with standard license
  • Spectrum analyzer launch button now works more reliably
  • Fixed functionality of project merging

Version 7.0.0

  • Support for surveying with up to three simultaneous USB adapters
    • Requires new Atheros driver revision 3.0.1.710 (installed automatically)
    • Channels are automatically allocated by default. Feature can be disabled from File > Preferences. Manual channel selection is also possible
    • Wi-Fi device configuration dialog has been renewed
    • Adapter channel configuration dialog has been renewed
    • Survey list has been renewed to be usable with multiple adapter surveys
    • ESX file format updated to support multiple adapter surveys. ESS 7.0 projects can’t be opened in 6.0 or earlier versions.
  • Support for surveying with up to 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi tags
    • When activating WiFi tags for site survey, they are automatically set to calibration mode
  • New heatmaps for comparing differences between primary and secondary surveys
    • Difference in Signal Strength
    • Difference in Number of AP:s
    • Difference in Noise
  • Merging survey data can now be done for the same maps
  • Channel Planner: Optimizes channel separation for simulated or measured network
  • Added undo and redo buttons
  • Optimizations for loading huge projects (up to 90% faster)
  • Optimizations for visualizations in huge projects (up to 35% faster)
  • Optimizations to passive scan speed (shortens the scan cycle by ~10%)
  • Improvements for touch screen usage
  • Mini Ping and Live Signals views have been renewed
  • Live Signals and Survey Inspector views now show the number of observed BSSIDs
  • “My” SSID is now automatically detected from associated network when doing non-RTLS surveys
  • The selected survey tracks are now synchronized between surveys list, survey inspector, and map view
  • The report template has some minor changes
  • When opening a project, the AP list now expands only the initially opened map
  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • EnGenius EAP9550
    • EnGenius EOC5611P
    • Relay2 R2-CAP-ND-900N
  • This version is released in English language only
  • User guides are now only available online at http://docs.ekahau.com/index.php/Ekahau_Site_Survey_User_Guide
  • Bug fix: Simulated noise was used in some visualizations even though measured noise was selected
    • This fix makes those visualizations up to 10 times faster for huge projects
  • Bug fix: Fixes in signal propagation algorithm concerning walls
  • Dropped feature: Official Windows XP support
  • Dropped feature: Official Windows Vista support
  • Dropped feature: Cardbus (PCMCIA / ExpressCard) adapter support
  • Dropped feature: Undoing survey deletion is no longer possible

Version 6.0.8

  • New separate Ekahau Protocol Driver installers for 32bit and 64bit machines to ensure proper installation
  • Fixed a bug with parsing 802.11ac information elements that caused some .11ac APs not being detected properly
  • Added new access points
    • Meru OAP433e + O4ABGN-0607
    • 4ipnet EAP110

Version 6.0.7

  • New Ekahau protocol driver installer
    • Forces the installation of Ekahau driver protocol solving an issue with missing protocol driver after Windows 8.1 upgrade
  • Ruckus Multi-Radio logic that automatically combines surveyed dual-band access points
  • Fixed a bug that caused maps imported from Cisco Prime having incorrect scale
  • Fixed a problem where visualizations were sometimes calculated twice
  • Fixed a bug where ESS crashed on Windows XP machines when internal Wi-Fi adapter was enabled
  • Fixed a bug that caused ESS to crash sometimes after changing AP selections with visualization auto-refresh enabled
  • Added several new access points
    • Cisco AP3700P + AIR-ANT2513P4M-N
    • Cisco AP2602E + AIR-ANT2524
    • Meru AP832e + ANT-ABGN-0406W-W
    • Aruba AP-114 + AP-ANT-1F, AP-115, RAP-109
    • Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782

Version 6.0.6

  • New Atheros driver revision 3.0.1.362
    • Fixes a problem of missing AP observations when hundreds of BSSIDs were present
  • New Per-Channel View visualization
  • Zooming is focused towards the mouse cursor
  • Improved pinch zooming on touch displays
  • Map panning on Survey Mode
    • Panning the map with a finger or left mouse button
  • On touch display, active survey recording can be stopped by tapping and holding the finger on the screen
  • The left hand side list is automatically hidden in Survey Mode to give more room for the map view
  • Pinging is disabled if active interface is not available
  • Contours are disabled by default for Detailed visualizations
  • Added several new access points and antennas:
    • Cisco AP3700i and AP3700e + AIR-ANT2524
    • Cisco AP3600e + AIR-ANT2524
    • Cisco AP3600e + AIR-ANT2524 with .11ac Module
    • Cisco AP3600i with .11ac Module
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2535SDW-R antenna
    • Aruba AP-ANT-1F antenna
    • Aruba AP-104 + AP-ANT-1F
    • Aruba AP-175 + AP-ANT-90
    • Aerohive AP370
    • Aerohive AP390
    • Mars MA-WE2458 antenna

Version 6.0.5

  • Experimental Windows 8.1 support
  • Selectable auto detection of “My APs” in RTLS positioning mode
  • Fixed a bug that caused an exception if an AP with empty supported MCS set was encountered
  • Fixed a bug that prevented displaying the scanning device’s driver file name
  • Added several new access points and antennas:
    • BelAir 20EO
    • Ruckus AP 7762
    • Terrawave M6060060MP1D33602 antenna
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2524DW-R dual-band antenna

Version 6.0.4

  • Minor bug fixes:
    • Auto-Detection of Multi-MAC APs was on some cases when the feature should have been disabled
    • Visualizations were not shown for Cisco CCX surveys
    • Clearing Quick Search caused an exception in some situations
    • Fixed an exception on Calibration Quality visualization
  • Increased the maximum allowed map size limit to 100 Mpx
  • Added support for access points with more than three radios in network planning
  • Added multi-SSID detection logic for H3C, 3Com, Juniper, and Brocade access points
  • Added multi-radio detection logic for H3C, 3Com and Juniper access points
  • New Windows 7 Atheros driver which prevents the USB adapter to associate with the network when Ekahau Site Survey is running
  • Added several new access points and antennas:
    • Meru AP832i and AP832e with ANT-ABGN230W-W 802.11ac access points
    • Xirrus XN4, XN8, XR-2420, XR-2430, XR-4420, XR-4430, XR-4830, XR-6820, XR-6830, XR-7620, and XR-7630 access points
    • Ericsson BelAir 20EO-11A, 20EO-11B, and 20E access points
    • Enterasys AP3715i access point
    • Meraki MR62 with ANT-13 access point
    • LANCOM IAP-321 2.4GHz, IAP-321 5GHz, IAP-321-3G 2.4GHz, and IAP-321-3G 5GHz access points
    • Siemens Scalance W786 access point
    • Cisco AP1602E with AIR-ANT2524 access point
    • Cisco AIR-ANT5170 and AIR-ANT5195 antennas
    • MobileMark DOD5-2400-5500 antenna
    • Terrawave M6013070P30006I, T58060O10006, T58170P1000690, and M6060060MP1D43620 antennas

Version 6.0.3

  • New Visualization Statistics feature
  • Channel Utilization and Station Count reported by the access points is displayed in the Live Network Status
  • My Access Point selection is automatically done based on the associated SSID during the site survey
  • User can now select to show Channel Overlap only for co-channels or adjacent channels
  • User can import multiple floor map images at the same time
  • Changed default export visualization image output folder
  • Removed the normalized signal strength bar from the Live Networks Status
  • Fixed a bug when quick selecting 40MHz 802.11n radios
  • Fixed an issue with HP multi-radio bonding
    Added new Xirrus access points:
    • XR-500, XR-1220, XR-1230, XR-1230H
    • XR-2220, XR-2230, XR-7220, XR-7230

Version 6.0.2

  • Added Aruba AP-224 and AP-225 802.11ac Access Points
  • German, French, and Japanese localizations
  • New AP channel bandwidth selection pop-up
  • User can now select which access point information to show on the map view
  • The access point name is now more visible on the map view
  • Updated tooltips for Signal Strength, Channel Overlap, and Number of APs visualizations
    • Signal Strength visualization tooltip displays what is the strongest access point and on which channel it is
    • Channel Overlap visualization tooltip displays the overlapping access points in a table form sorted by the strongest AP
    • Number of APs visualization tooltip displays all the audible access points, their signal strength, channel, and floor information in a table form sorted by the strongest AP
  • Added Samsung Galaxy S4 to the client adapters’ list
  • Added new 802.11n access points:
    • Ruckus ZoneFlex 7762-S, ZoneFlex 7782-S, ZoneFlex 7782-N
    • Motorola AP6522
    • LANCOM L-460agn, L-320agn
    • Enterasys AP3710i
  • Fixed a bug that caused unnecessary visualization re-calculations
  • Fixed channel information format in reports
  • Fixed a bug that prevented designing single channel, wide channel bandwidth network plans with ESS autoplanner

Version 6.0.1

  • New visualization: Channel Overlap
  • Changed default output folder for report to be the same folder as the corresponding esx file
  • Fixed bug that could cause exception at startup when scanning configuration from older Site Survey was present
  • Fixed bug that caused “jumping” of channel number in radio channel selection popup
  • Data from the 802.11ac access point is included to XML and WCS export
  • New Windows 7 USB driver revision 3.1.0.331
    • Improves accuracy of the RSSI values
  • New access points and antennas
    • Sophos AP30, AP50
    • Motorola AP6562
    • Aruba AP-68
    • Aruba ANT-5614, ANT-82, ANT-83, ANT-85, ANT-90

Version 6.0.0

  • Support for 802.11ac network planning, capacity analysis, and site survey
    • New Maximum Channel Bandwidth visualization
    • New primary channel and channel range selection dialog
      • Channel range is adjusted by dragging from the edges of the selected channel
    • New technology/channel representation to support the wide 802.11ac channel bandwidths
      • E.g. 48@80 represents an AP on primary channel 48 and with 80MHz channel bandwidth
    • AP channel range and primary channel is displayed on radio mouse hover both on the map view and AP list
    • Regulatory domain operating classes are now taken in account in Auto-planner and when manually changing the AP primary channel
    • Auto-Planner improvements
      • Supports planning for 802.11ac
      • Supports 20MHz, 40Mhz, 80MHz, and 160MHz channel bandwidths on 5GHz band
      • New channel optimization algorithm to minimize channel overlap even with the wider 80MHz and 160MHz channels
        • Primary channel is selected so that APs within radio range can fall back from wide channels to use non-overlapping 80MHz, 40MHz, or 20MHz channels for simultaneous transmissions
        • 2.4GHz vs. 5GHz coverage optimization is now selected for the AP’s antenna
      • Only channels that are supported in the regulatory domain and by the radio can be used in the simulations
      • Added new generic 802.11ac client adapters and capacity profiles
      • Added new generic 802.11ac access points
      • New 802.11ac capacity and interference modeling algorithm
      • Updated .esx project file to support wider 80MHz and 160MHz 802.11ac channels and center channels
      • MIMO properties are now taken in account in the adapter and access point configurations
      • Combined Signals and 802.11n Details tables in the Live Network Status view
      • Removed 11n details button from the AP list
        • SGI, Greenfield, number of Spatial Streams are now displayed on radio mouse hover on the AP list
      • Columns in the Live Network Status and Survey Inspector tools are now selectable
        • Right-click on the column header to select visible columns
      • Cisco AP names are now displayed in the Live Network Status and Survey Inspector tools
      • When opening a project with RTLS features enabled, ESS displays empty visualization by default
      • Multi-radio logic for Zyxel access points
      • Updated evaluation time limitations
        • Evaluation period limited to 14 days
        • 30min site survey per day is allowed
        • 30min network planning per day is allowed
      • New version availability check
        • Update check performed at startup or manually via the Help menu
      • Meru multi-radio/ssid detection works with Virtual Port
      • Downgraded Windows XP driver to revision 3.0.1.316

    Version 5.6.9

    • Added new wall materials.
    • Meraki multi-radio/multi-SSID support.
    • Fixed bug that caused incorrect radio binding on Meru APs when using Merus virtual cell and virtual port.
    • Set Detailed Visualization Mode as Default for visualizations: 802.11n Channel Bonding, Capacity Health, Associated Clients, Network Health, Network Issues.
    • New USB driver revision 3.0.1.323
      • Fixed bug that caused incorrect RSSI readings when strong background noise was present.
      • Makes possible to scan channel 14 in regulatory domain Japan.
      • Fixed bug that caused crash when using USB adapter with Ekahau Activator 3.
    • New Windows XP cardbus driver revision 7.7.0.319
      • Improves stability of the driver
    • Added Zyxel NWA1121-NI AP
    • Added Ruckus APs: ZoneFlex 7055, ZoneFlex 7321, ZoneFlex 7372
    • Added Aerohive AP141
    • Added Siemens antennas: ANT-795-6MN 2.4GHz, ANT-795-6MN 5GHz, ANT-795-6MT 2.4GHz, ANT-795-6MT 5GHz
    • Added Aruba antennas: ANT-2714, ANT-5005, ANT-5010, ANT-5614, ANT-88, ANT-89, ANT-90, ANT-91 2.4GHz, ANT-91 5GHz, ANT-D607

    Version 5.6.8

    • HP multi-radio support
    • Added HP MSM317 AP
    • Renamed several HP AP models to match current branding
    • Added Cisco antennas: AIR-ANT2524DW-R 2.4GHZ, AIR-ANT2524V4C-R, AIR-ANT2544V4M-R, AIR-ANT2566P4W-R
    • Added Siemens antennas: ANT-792-6MN, ANT-792-8DN, ANT-793-6DG, ANT-793-6DT, ANT-793-6MN, ANT-793-8DJ, ANT-793-8DK, ANT-795-6DC
    • Added Ubiquiti UniFi AP

Version 5.6.7

  • Fixed bug that causes exception when running auto-planner with empty capacity requirement.

Version 5.6.6

  • Cisco multi-radio detection improved with long AP names
  • Fixed bug that caused wrong bindings of Meru APs if serial numbers of the APS were close to each other.
    • Helps detection of Access Points from Meru blink surveys through ERC as well as USB/Cardbus surveys
    • BSSID and Access Point Ethernet port MAC Address are displayed separately, both are searchable
  • Fixed bug that causes exception when running auto-planner with empty capacity requirement.
  • GPSGate is set to always run with Administrator privileges. Fixes connectivity problems between Site Survey and GPSGate.
  • Don’t allow freezing of only one radio from a multi-radio Access Point
  • Filtering Access Point list is faster
  • D-Link multi-BSSID binding is disabled by default because of reliability issues
  • Added Cisco APs: AP1552I, AP1602I, AP2602I
  • Added Ruckus AP ZoneFlex 7982
  • Added Aruba AP-134 + AP-ANT-18
  • Added Antennas: Sweratel 2.4GHz 15dBi, Sweratel 5GHz 16dBi, Aruba AP-ANT-18

Version 5.6.5

  • Surveys to Rails feature in RTLS mode, creates rails from survey routes for easy RTLS model creation
  • Official Windows 8 support
  • D-Link multi-SSID support
  • Nortel multi-radio support
  • New USB driver revision 3.0.1.307
    • Fixes bug that caused adapter to miss APs on high 5GHz channels when there were lot of SSIDs present
  • Fixes bug that caused adapter to miss APs on high 5GHz channels when there were lot of SSIDs present
  • Fixed bug that caused problems in export of the survey data to WCS/NCS when there were location beacons in model
  • Fixed bug that caused reset of scanning channel selection if WLAN adapter was detached and re-attached
  • Fixed bug that caused antennas of similar simulated AP to change their direction if one APs antenna direction was changed
  • Added Enterasys APs: AP3705i, AP3640, AP3630, AP3620, AP3610, AP3605

Version 5.6.4

  • New channel selection UI
  • Added 5GHz channel scanning selection
  • Direct calibration with T201 & T301 tags support removed
  • Dimensions in WCS Plan now exported in feet, meters were not interpreted correctly by WCS
  • Antenna direction arrow and antenna pattern are now rendered so that they would not overlap too much on the map
  • Live requirement calculation further optimized
    • Calculation is done on the background in order to keep the UI responsive
    • Requirements are calculated at 1 second interval
  • Opening projects with large number of Access Points should be faster now
  • Vivato multi-SSID support
  • GPS debug log with “log4j.logger.gps=DEBUG” in log4j.properties
  • Noise values values from cardbus adapters are now saved into the project
  • Added multiple new Meru access points and antennas:
    • Antennas: ANT-ABGN230W-W, ANT-I2ABGN-0304-O, ANT-O4ABGN-0607, ANT-06ABGN-0606, ANT-06ABGN-0607
    • APs: AP1010e, AP1010i, AP1014i, AP1020e, AP1020i, AP110, AP310i, AP320i, AP332e, AP332i, AP433e
  • Added LANCOM L-451agn, and L-452agn access points

Version 5.6.3

  • Added new access points and antennas:
    • Meru AP433i
    • Meraki MR66 AP with ANT-10 antenna
    • Aruba AP-135
  • Corrected Meru AP300i antenna patterns
  • French, German, and Japanese localizations
  • Maximum data rate and maximum number of spatial streams calculated correctly for measured APs for projects created with ESS 5.5 and later
  • 802.11n details popup is now shown when right-clicking over a radio, not over an Access Point
  • Floor height is now present in the WCS plan export
  • GPS surveys no longer disappear on map removal
  • Print a log message when internal scan buffer is full or close to being full
  • Display a notification when WCS import is tried with unsufficient privileges
  • Small performance optimization for Live Requirements calculation

Version 5.6.2

  • Fix error while opening DWG images that contain Japanese text with Japanese font names on Japanese Windows
  • Added Cisco AP3502P Access Point and Cisco AIR-ANT25137NP-R (2.4/5GHz) antennas

Version 5.6.1

  • Chanalyzer button works in 64bit Windows
  • Including missing bug fixes from 5.5.18 and 5.5.17
  • Problematic Zones are now transparent
  • Fix false authentication errors with ERC

Version 5.6.0

  • New Auto-Planner algorithm
    • More efficient number of required APs calculation
    • Improved AP placement
    • Improved channel assigment
  • Complete integration with Cisco Prime NCS/WCS
    • Ability to import floor maps over the network from Cisco Prime NCS/WCS
    • Ability to export survey data to Cisco Prime NCS/WCS
  • Improved calculation and presentation of antenna radiation patterns when tilting antennas
    • Elevation pattern displayed while editing
    • Allowed tilt angles changed from [-90 90] to [-180 180]
  • Antenna radiation patterns are stored in individual files
  • New Windows 7 USB driver revision: 3.0.1.298
    • Fixes problem With Ekahau T301W tags and Ekahau Activator 3
  • Building view available in Standard version
    • Allows to define better site structure for Ekahau Vision
  • Number of APs in live requirement is now calculated correctly when surveying via ERC
  • Added ZyXEL multi-ssid support

Version 5.5.18

  • Fall back to using the name given to Cisco Access Points to combine observed radios into one Access Point.
    • NOTE: The first 15 charactes of the name must be unique (rest is not seen during surveys)
    • NOTE: By default, all APs have the same name. Users must specify a unique name and enable “Aironet IE” for all SSIDs (WLAN configuration in Cisco controller)
  • Add Lancom multi-ssid support
  • Fixed bug that could cause Network Health and Network Issues visualization to show visualizations based on wrong SNR values.
  • New USB driver revision: 3.0.1.287.
    • Fixes bug that caused dropping of 5GHz measurements if there was more than 511 scanning results.

Version 5.5.17

  • Prevent all Meru radios from being combined into one Access Point when a unique identifier (MAC address of Ethernet port of the AP) is not available.
  • Fixed a bug that caused exception in reporting when there were survey without measurement data
  • Fixed bug that caused sometimes exception in File Chooser dialog.
  • Manual combining of radios is now allowed to frozen APs, that have been frozen at the same time.
  • Improved position filtering mechanism.
  • Added Juniper Access points: WLA371, WLA372, WLA422, WLA432, WLA522, WLA532.
  • Added HP access points: WA2620, WA2620E

Version 5.5.16

  • Updated German, French and Japanese language versions
  • GPS surveying: fixed bugs in reading NMEA data in 64bit OS.
  • Removing survey route points: the whole survey is deleted when the last route point in the survey is removed
  • Experimental support for Windows 8 developer preview operating system.
  • New protocol driver revision: 6.1.0.268 for Vista/Windows 7.
    • Fixes incompatibility problem with HTC Sync and several other programs that use protocol drivers.
  • New cardbus/express card driver revision: 7.7.0.266 for Vista/Windows 7.
    • Fixes bug that often caused adapter to stop scanning in 64bit OS.
  • When using a non-native scanning device (ELP, RTLS Controller) ejection/ insertion of a native scanning device (e.g. NIC-300 USB) won’t change the selected scanning device
  • New USB adapter driver revision: 3.0.1.265 for Vista and Windows 7
    • Support for Virtual WiFi in Windows 7

Version 5.5.15

  • More robust parsing of Meru specific information
  • Updated cardbus/express card driver revision 7.6.1.301 for Windows Vista/7 back to distribution. From version 5.5.11 older version of driver 7.6.1.300 was accidentally distributed.
  • Fixes problem in Ekahau Activator that prevented activation of tags with static IP addresses.

Version 5.5.14

  • Mini live requirement view for quick look on how a requirement is fulfilled.
  • Warn if location beacon is not placed over a zone and when zone is not placed over open spaces or rails.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause wrong binding of SSIDs with frozen Access Points
  • Fixed a bug that could cause wrong combining of radios with frozen Access Points
  • Improve automatic radio binding of surveyed Cisco Access Points
  • Added a more finer granularity option (“Super”) to be able to see smaller differences in visualizations
  • Visualization granularity is now more finer by default (“Very”)

Version 5.5.11

  • Fixed bug in signal to noise visualization calculation that caused incorrect SNR values in some cases.
  • Added Middle-East regulatory domain.

Version 5.5.10

  • Updated cardbus/express card driver revision 7.6.1.301 for Windows Vista/7
    • Fixes problem in Ekahau Activator that prevented activation of tags with static IP addresses.
  • Fixed bug that caused simulated access points in channel 165 not to work correctly.

Version 5.5.9

  • Fixed bug in visualizations that appeared in concave coverage areas.
  • Added Terrawave MIMO indoor antennas.
  • Added Cisco AP541N, Cisco AP1550, HP MSM430, and HP MSM460 Access Points.
  • Added Cisco AIR-ANT2547V-N antenna.

Version 5.5.8

  • Floor alignment validation improved
  • Floor alignment axis locations are copied when duplicating a map
  • Remember the properties of the last placed simulated Access Point
  • Remember Access Point type and Antenna type selections for the Simulated Access Point Too
  • Prevent unnecessary refreshing of visualizations, when changing from positioning to site survey mode, and when selecting Capacity Health or Associated Clients visualizations
  • Added 11b and 11b/g only VoIP phones for Capacity Requirements
  • Survey is stopped if the active device is changed during the survey
  • Undo while editing scale reverts the old scale value into the editor
  • Added manual way to separate radios from measured multi-radio Access Point into individual Access Points
  • French translation
  • Fixed duplication of “My Access Points” group in the report
  • Now complete Cisco antenna and access point portfolio is included

Version 5.5.7

  • Multi-SSID support for Ruckus Wireless Access Points

Version 5.5.6

  • Updated USB driver 3.0.1.239
    • Fixes issue where Aerohive access points in 802.11n mode could not be observed with USB adapter.
    • Fixes issue that could cause BSOD when closing Site Survey

Version 5.5.6

  • Fixed bug that caused 802.11n extension channels that were below control channels reported incorrectly to be above control channel when using USB adapter.
  • Don’t try to combine frozen radios.
  • Make the “Place Automatically” popup from map thumbnail work for APs with multiple measured radios.
  • German and Japanese translations.
  • Automatic placement of AP with multiple radios is done now more reliably based on the strongest seen signal.

Version 5.5.4

  • Fixed exception while visualizing interference for 802.11a radio with unknown channel.
  • Fixed bug in capacity health and association clients visualizations where tablet and smartphone devices were not counted to be able to associate to legacy 802.11a access points.
  • Fixed bug that caused capacity health and association clients visualizations to show incorrect values if adapter selection was different between visualization options and capacity requirements.
  • Fixed bug that caused crash in some cases where building was not defined in model.
  • Added Aruba AP-92 & AP-93 Wi-Fi access points

Version 5.5.3

  • Fixed capacity requirement persistence. Hours part of the active duration of an application was used for the minutes part while saving project.

Version 5.5.2

  • Fixed empty installer strings that could occur in German and Japanese language Windows.

Version 5.5.1

  • Fix Auto-Planner hang with Capacity requirement and map with no walls.
  • Fill AP map image thumbnails with white background to prevent the background from being black when the map image background is transparent.
  • Fixed crash that could happen when opening legacy models.

Version 5.5.0

  • Multi-radio support for measured access points
    • Automatic radio binding for Cisco, Meru APs
  • Wi-Fi network capacity analysis and planning
    • Capacity Health, Associated Clients visualizations
    • Capacity requirements impact the Auto-Planner suggestions
    • Capacity requirements and heatmaps added to reporting
  • Adjusted signal prediction to match better real life situations
  • New theoretical maximum throughput visualization
  • Strongest access point visualization removed
  • Associated AP visualization behavior changed
    • Replaces strongest AP
  • Updated Cardbus driver 7.6.1.300
    • Added support for Airlancer MC-54ag.

Version 5.1.8

  • Fixed issue where Site Survey crashed if WLAN autoconfig service was not present (i.e. on a desktop or server machine having no WiFi).
  • Fixed issue on CAD image importing where only last view of the image was drawn in Site Survey.
  • Improve proxy selection during license activation. Use SOCKS only if a SOCKS proxy is explicitly specified and no HTTPS proxy is set.

Version 5.1.6

  • Updated USB driver version 3.0.1.207
    • Fixes problems with scanning time fluctuations.
    • Support for NEC Aterm WL300NU-AG adapter

Version 5.1.5

  • Updated USB driver version 3.0.1.201 for Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Fixes issue where Site Survey could not receive scanning results from driver.
  • Fixed bug in installer that prevented Site Survey installation in 64 bit non-English language Windows.
  • Improvements in visualization consistency when refreshing visualizations.
  • Added following Ruckus access points:
    • MediaFlex 2825
    • ZoneFlex 2942
    • ZoneFlex 7025
    • ZoneFlex 7343
    • ZoneFlex 7363
    • ZoneFlex 7942
    • ZoneFlex 7962

Version 5.1.3

  • Updated USB driver 3.0.1.198
    • Windows XP USB adapter support.
    • Stability improvements.
  • Added multiple Wi-Fi APs and antennas:
    • Colubris MAP-330
    • Colubris MAP-320
    • Cisco AP1040
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2451NV-R
    • Cisco AIR-ANT5160
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2440NR-R
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2506
    • Cisco AIR-ANT5160NP-R
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2460NP-R
    • HP ProCurve MSM310
    • HP ProCurve MSM320
    • HP ProCurve J8444A
    • HP ProCurve J8441A
    • Meru AP1000i

Version 5.1.2

  • Support for Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 and SoMo 650 APs.
  • Improved memory efficiency in 64-bit version.
  • Fixed invalid antenna radiation patterns in:
    • Cisco AIR-ANT1728 5.2dBi 2.4GHz
    • Cisco AIR-ANT2410Y-R 10dBi 2.4GHz
    • Cisco AP1240/1242 + ANT1728 2.4GHz

Version 5.1.2

  • Improved signal predition behavior when two or more walls are in parallel.

Version 5.1.0

  • Cisco WCS integration
    • Use case: Export network plans into Cisco WCS format
    • Export maps, simulated Cisco APs and walls in Cisco WCS format
    • Requires Cisco WCS 7.0 or newer
    • Exporting of survey data currently not supported
  • Easier design of RTLS zone coverage
    • While drawing, zones now snap to other zones
    • By default, zone drawing now forces 15 degree angles
      • Escape by holding down the Ctrl key
  • Improved support for multi-core processors
    • Up to 2x+ faster visualizations, depending on processor and project file
    • Especially improves large projects with simulated APs
  • Improved memory consumption
    • Up to 5x+ less memory consumed, depending on the project
    • Especially improves large projects with simulated APs
  • Updated cardbus driver 7.6.1.299
    • Fixes issue were driver vendor was in some cases shown to be Gigabyte inc.
    • Added more supported Wi-Fi adapters.
  • Updated USB driver 3.0.1.178
    • Added safeguards to prevent driver from crashing in some situations.
  • Live network requirements shows when signals cannot be presented as the adapter selected in the requirement would see them
  • Layers marked as not to be printed on paper in CAD files are now visible in ESS when a CAD file is used as a map image

Version 5.0.9

  • Trim null characters from Cisco AP names
  • Added support for Fortinet access points
  • Updated USB driver version number 3.0.1.159 fixes following issues:
    • Access points from channel 48 were not seen if regulatory domain was not set to US.
    • Meru Access points in 5Ghz band with hidden SSID were not seen.
  • Fix GPS support on 64bit Windows versions
    • No need to restart GpsGate after the setup wizard is run

      Version 5.0.8

      • Fix saving of visualization value ranges to allow modifications to be seen across different localized ESS versions
      • Fix exception when saving with CTRL+S while editing Zone or Map name.
      • Keep the AP list search results up-to-date when APs are added/removed/edited (e.g. after opening a project)
      • Don’t leave APs that matched to a search in a hidden state. This happens if the APs were folded under a map grouping.
      • Fix Zone similarity visualization and tool for projects that have buildings.
      • Don’t remove measured APs when creating a plan for project with a building.
      • Updated IEEE OUI list to bind multiple SSIDs from new Cisco APs together
      • Fix Japanese translation in the Auto-Planner dialog heading.

      Version 5.0.7

      • Added 3eTI 3e-525A Wi-Fi Access Point
      • Fixed issue in opening projects with surveys done by EPE 4.x calibration

      Version 5.0.6

      • Fixed Trapeze MP-82 radiation pattern

      Version 5.0.4

      • German and Japanese translations
      • Auto-Planner now works better with very thin small walls with high attenuation
      • Auto-Planner dialog does not require to place alignment points if there is only one floor in the building

      Version 5.0.2

      • Editing is now faster with large projects
      • Fixed a bug where selecting walls for editing was impossible when walls had exactly same location on different maps (manifests with duplication of map)
      • GPS is now supported in 64bit Windowses
        • GpsGate will have to be restarted after running the “GpsGate Setup Wizard”
      • Fixed a bug in the Auto-Planner. After selecting 5GHz from “Optimize for 2.4/5GHz”, all consecutive plans were made for 5GHz with the previously selected requirement
      • In Auto-Planner dialog, the AP type selection is no longer unnecessarily reseted after changing “Optimize for 2.4/5GHz” selection
      • Length unit for Antenna height is read from preferences during startup for the Auto-Planner dialog

      Version 5.0.1

  • Updated USB driver to version number 3.0.1.116:
    • Probe request are now sent on 5GHZ when using regulatory domain US
    • Scan results from channel 11 are not showing up when adapter is not scanning channel 11

Version 5.0.0

  • Auto-Planner
    • Suggests AP locations and channels
    • Network Coverage Areas can be defined with a new tool
  • CAD and SVG import
    • Import CAD drawings (DXF/DWG) and SVG images as floor plans
  • Reporting supports SVG images
    • Better image quality when using SVG or DWG images
  • 64bit OS support (Windows 7/Vista)
    • Allows more RAM to be allocated for ESS
    • 64bit OS recommended for large projects
  • Support for selected USB adapters
    • Ekahau driver required (installed with ESS)
    • See www.ekahau.com/devices for details
    • Not supported with USB adapters:
    • Ekahau Activator
    • Ekahau T301 surveys
  • Improved network planning performance
    • Depending on the project, visualizations now work 5-10x faster
  • More requirement profiles
    • Cisco VoIP
    • Spectralink VoIP
    • Polycom VoIP
    • WIDS/WIPS
  • Delete several simulated APs at once
    • Under Actions menu in AP list
  • Live network status is not “always on top” anymore
    • Allows switching back and forth between LNS and main UI
  • Minor optimization to .11n data rate visualization
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